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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...Full Story >
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Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of Kentucky's Fort Wright branch on Wednesday.Full Story >
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of Kentucky's Fort Wright branch on Wednesday. Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
President Santa J. Ono announced at the UC Board of Trustees meeting on April 23 his recommendation that in-state tuition for the 2013-14 fiscal year be frozen at this year's levels and that University House be sold with the proceeds to be directed to an endowment fund for student scholarships.
President Ono has also informed the board that he will not accept a salary increase or bonus payment for the next two years. His current salary stands at $525,000 per year.
The recommended tuition freeze is scheduled to be voted on by the board at its June meeting and would apply to the Undergraduate Instructional, General, Campus Life and the Information Technology and Instructional Equipment Fee.
"Now is the time for UC to send a clear and compelling message to the broader community that our university is firmly committed to keeping costs down for our students," President Ono informed the board. "This commitment must start with me as president."
The University of Cincinnati first moved its presidential residence into University House at Edgecliff Point in December 2004 during the tenure of President Nancy L. Zimpher, when Buck (UC Law, 72) and Patti Niehoff donated its use to UC for a period of 10 years. The condo had been owned by Patti's mother, Harriette (Happy) Williams Downey, until her death in 2004. In 2008, the Niehoffs set aside the 10-year time limit and donated the condominium outright as a gift to the university.
The Niehoffs fully support President Ono's proposal to sell the residence, valued at $2.7 million, to establish a fund to be named the Presidential Niehoff Scholarship Fund.
"President Ono's decision to convert his official UC residence into scholarships is an act of remarkable vision and personal generosity," said Buck Niehoff.
Dr. Ono's decision "is a recognition that students are the real treasure of our university. They are the reason we are here. And transforming their lives and providing opportunities for their futures have always been the highest calling of this great university," Mr. Niehoff added. "This is an exciting day for UC. And the entire Niehoff Family – my wife Patti, son Peter, his wife Betsy and I – are very proud to have played a small supporting role in helping to make it happen."
President Ono emphasizes that once the Presidential Niehoff Scholarship Fund is established, "it will further advance our heightened commitment to improving access and affordability for our students."
In coming weeks, President Ono said, the university will continue to discuss and announce similar measures to rethink the way the university operates, spends, saves, invests and innovates.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
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State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
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A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >